By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer Raising Money and having fun is what the #CorsairChallenge did last week on Tuesday April 3 through Wednesday April 4, 2018 to support the colleges most beloved places and areas at the University. Gifts came in all different amounts and could be donated to majors, buildings, sports, you name it. The best part of all is that every gift that was gifted matched up to $50 each, totaling $25,000 overall. … Continue reading #CorsairChallenge raises over $130,000 for UMass Dartmouth
By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent In 2013, the student body voted to allow an option- al fee, the Green Fee, to be charged to students. Individuals can opt-out of paying the fee, and those who didn’t raised about $141,000 for the program. This fund is expressly and exclusively for projects that contribute to campus sustainability, maintain its natural fixtures, and im- prove the student lifestyle. … Continue reading How the Green Fee works to improve UMass Dartmouth
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Thursday, April 5 at 4:00, MassPIRG held the MassPIRG Educational Fund Transportation Forum to discuss topics like carbon emissions from cars, public transportation in mass, why it is needed, and how it can be improved. The panel was led by Matt Casale, a MassPIRG representative, Francis Gay from GATRA, Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority, Administrator Erik Rousseau from SRTA, … Continue reading MassPIRG elections and transportation in the South Coast
By Sebastian Moronta, SGA Correspondent The student government association must communicate effectively with the student body, and the corresponding secretary’s job is to make sure it does. Junior business management major Tyler Varda currently holds the role, and over the past year he’s been working on what he thinks is the best way to keep students and senators connected: umassdsga.com. The website is a newly … Continue reading This week in SGA: corresponding secretary Tyler Varda
By Seth Tamarkin, Contributing Writer Today, no stone has been left unturned when it comes to having tough conversations about touchy yet neglected topics, such as Colin Kaepernick challenging the country to grapple with police brutality. A week and a half ago, the UMass Dartmouth chapter of the NAACP and the House of Deliberations held an event in which they discussed another of the prevailing … Continue reading Who can say the N-Word?
By Andrew Tyrrell, Editor-in-Chief Man, I really loved Roseanne growing up. It was one of my favorite sitcoms as a kid and as a teenager. It was fresh, it was different, and in a lot of ways it was reflective of not just my family, but a lot of families. It was more real than, say, Full House. Which isn’t to say that other sitcoms … Continue reading You’re breakin’ my heart, Roseanne
By Alex Kerravala, Staff Writer Oklahoma has one of the most underfunded public education programs in the entire nation, and it is at no fault to those teaching. In response to this, teachers have been walking out and protesting in the middle of Washington DC. Despite the lawmakers describing the teachers protesting as “like teenagers wanting better cars” Oklahoma Teachers have a right to exactly … Continue reading Oklahoma’s right to protest their lack of funding
By Benjamin Solomon, Staff Writer The United States can be a dangerous place. In 2016, around 11,000 people died in gun homicides, according to the Associated Press (this does not include suicides). Over 1,000 of those firearm deaths came from the police, according to the Guardian. In 2016, law enforcement was responsible for 9% of all non-suicide gun deaths in the country. In the same … Continue reading Disarm the police
By Brian Harris, Staff Writer For the past couple of weeks, scandal has rocked social media giant Facebook to its core. To break it down for those unaware, in mid-March the New York Times ran a story that claimed that Facebook had essentially been scammed. According to the report, all the way back in 2014 Facebook had given troves of its personal and private user … Continue reading Who’s to blame for the Facebook scandal?
By Dr. Neil Damgaard, Protestant Chaplain Center for Religious and Spiritual Life As Easter has just passed, Christians again celebrated the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth in about 30 AD. It is our assertion that Jesus was crucified as an atoning sacrifice for sin. He was executed by Roman soldiers, in Jerusalem after being tried and condemned. He was scourged and crucified. But he did … Continue reading Soul Sightings